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Turned Away for Healthcare: Companies Routinely Deny 20%

The following information was in a USA Today article on September 12, 2011:

Kaiser Health News reports that denial rates routinely exceed 20%. The data provides fresh evidence of the challenges facing people buying individual policies. Denial rates can vary widely within states. In Georgia for example Aetna’s denial rate is 15% compared with…
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Ambulatory surgery centers offer another option

by Erin Snelgrove
Yakima Herald-Republic

ANDY SAWYER/Yakima Herald-Republic
Orthopedic hand surgeon John Adkison, left, marks Patricia McGinty’s arm where he will perform surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome while LPN Joye Dunn prepares McGinty for the procedure at Yakima Ambulatory Surgical Center in Yakima, Wash

Information about Fraud and Abuse Laws

Your ASC needs to know more about recent changes in fraud and abuse laws enacted as part of national health care reform now since some changes went into effect on January 1, 2010. Join us at ASCs 2010 to hear ASC Association regulatory counsel Ron Wisor describe what you need to know to make sure…
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Fatal Patient Fall Leads to Lawsuit

A Massachusetts family sues a hospital after a family member dies from falling off the operating table during a routine hip replacement procedure. To read the full article from Outpatient Surgery, click here.